Label: WaterTower Music - WTM39424 • Format: 2x, CD Album • Country: Canada • Genre: Stage & Screen • Style: Score, Soundtrack
It was released on June 11, by WaterTower Music. The exclusive deluxe edition of the album contains six bonus tracks, entitled "Are You Listening, Clark? Hans Zimmer initially denied popular rumours that he would be composing the film's soundtrack. In late Aprilthe official track listing of the two-disc deluxe edition was revealed.
Popular reception to the score was positive and the album rose to 4 on iTunes during the first week of its release. The soundtrack opened at number 9 on the Billboard with 32, copies sold. While popular among fans, the score was polarized by critics. Many were quite disappointed of the score, citing it as being repetitive, simplistic and over-reliant on drums, though others reacted more positively.
In her review of the film, Ann Hornday, from The Washington Postcalled the score "turgid" and "over-produced". He concluded by saying, "Ultimately, Zimmer was right. He was the wrong man for this assignment".
Conversely, James Christopher Monger, writing for Allmusiccalled the soundtrack "grittier and darker than any of its predecessors, due in large part to Zimmer's proclivity for non-stop, thunderous percussion, though it retains enough goose bump-inducing moments to be called a proper Superman score, especially on the elegiac "Look to the Stars" and its soaring counterpart "What Are You Going to Do When You Are Not Saving the World?
For the rest of us, I believe the new bold direction the Superman franchise is taking is both brilliant and brave. Superman deserves this score and so do you. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Hans Zimmer. Entertainment Weekly.
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